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Maxim Goes With Dania

Enrique, Lionel, Selena, Shakira ... and Scarlett, all on Latino Loop, 8.6.10

Published on LatinoLA: August 6, 2010


Maxim Goes With Dania


Dania Ramirez graces the cover of the latest issue of Maxim.

Enrique Iglesias' new single "I Like It" featuring Pitbull has sold more than one million downloads.

Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi revealed that he performs in an Oasis cover band.

Teen star Selena Gomez released her new fashion line called "Dream Out Loud" at K-mart, which includes clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories.

Shakira will debut a new fragrance, "S by Shakira", which will be available in stores in September.

Scarlett Johansson is slated to star in Alfonso Cuaron's upcoming sci-fi movie, Gravity.

Mexicana airlines filed for bankruptcy protection in Mexico and the U.S. this week after pilots and flight attendents refused pay and staff cuts.

Univision beat ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox as the #1 network in primetime, broadcast or cable for the month of July among age groups 18-34 and 12-34.

Puerto Rican independence activist Lolita Lebron died on Sunday of complications from a respiratory disease. The 90-year-old had previously spent 25 years in prison for taking part in a gun attack on the U.S. House of Representatives in 1954.

Unemployment in Spain reached a staggering 20%, the highest unemployment rate in Europe. 42% of youths 16-25 are unemployed.

Mexican telecommunications multi-billionaire Carlos Slim Helu, worth $53.5 billion, bought the Duke-Semans mansion in New York City for $44 million. The mansion is located across from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the purchase marked the most paid for any New York home in almost two years.

Sunday is the last day for artists to enter the "Dame un Break" contest, sponsored by Tr3s: MTV Musica y Mas, Yahoo! En Espa??ol and Verizon. The winner will work with Latin Grammy award-winning producer Sebastian Krys on a video, which will be broadcast on Tr3s, Yahoo! En Espa??ol and Verizon's V Cast Video on Demand. dameunbreak.com

The first bilingual newspaper in the U.S., Chicago's "EXTRA", celebrated its 30-year anniversary last Thursday.

A new production of Paul Simon's Broadway show "The Capeman" is set to debut with three shows next week at New York's Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Oscar Hernandez serves as musical director and conductor with a cast including Obie Bermudez, Ivan Hernandez, Frankie Negron, Luba Mason and Natascia Diaz. The musical tells the story of teenage murderers and Puerto Rican gang members Salvador Agron and Antonio Hernandez.

Telemundo will be the exclusive broadcaster in the U.S. for Colombia's Caracol Television, which is known for its hit telenovelas "Pedro El Escamoso" and "Sin Tetas no hay Paraiso."

Mexico's aviation safety rating has dropped due to concerns about safety oversight. This will prevent Mexican airlines from expanding service in the U.S. and they will no longer be able to do code-sharing agreements with U.S. airlines.

Diana Mogollon was named General Manager of mun2, taking over the post from Alex Pels who left the company in December. Mogollon was previously VP of Programming and Marketing at the network.

PODER magazine and Hispanic magazine have merged to form PODER Hispanic, increasing circulation from 125,000 to 400,000.

Univision's revenues went up 23% in the second quarter of 2010 over the same period last year, with the World Cup contributing considerably to the boost.

Authorities found a cocaine laboratory in the home of Valentin Mejilones, the priest who had blessed Bolivian President Evo Morales at his inauguration ceremony four years ago. Mejilones, his son and a Colombian couple were detained and in possession of 530 pounds of cocaine.

In response to the faults that U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton pointed out in Arizona's immigration law, Governor Jan Brewer has said that she would consider making changes that would "tweak" the law.

Alejandro Fernandez will take part in the first international installment of the concert series "GRAMMY Artists Revealed", presented by MasterCard on September 1st in Mexico City.

Former "Latina" magazine editorial director Mimi Valdes Ryan, is now the VP of content at BET.com

The Latin Recording Academy has chosen Edelman Multicultural as the PR agency for the 11th annual awards show.

104-year-old Puerto Rican baseball star Emilio Navarro is being honored as America's Outstanding Oldest Male Worker. He is believed to be the last surviving player of the Negro American League and still works as the bookkeeper at his game machine business.

Univision's KMEX was awarded two Emmys at the Los Angeles Area Emmy ceremony. KMEX' art director, Jose Luis Medina, was honored for graphics and Eduardo Kachscovsky for outstanding non-news director.

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